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These positions are located in the Washington, DC Commuting Area within one of our bureaus or independent offices within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Currently, USAID is looking to fill some of our Mission Critical Occupations (MCOs) in an effort to re-staff the organization. Below is a list of the MCOs we are working to fill and examples of what each position does within the Agency:
International Cooperation Specialist (GS-0136-13)
As an International Cooperation Specialist, you are the key communication link and liaison between the headquarters Bureaus and the Mission(s) in areas such as strategic planning and budget preparation, and program reviews. You will represent your selected Bureau's interests to senior-level and other host-government officials, as well as representatives of local private sector and non-government organization (NGO) entities.
Democracy Specialist (GS-0301-13)
As a Democracy Specialist, you will serve as a technical expert on democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG); provide technical DRG advice and support to Missions overseas; formulate policy and programming guidance for strategic planning; advise Bureau leadership and Missions on DRG strategy, trends, and designs; and, manage regional and/or cross-border programs from Washington.
Administrative Officer (GS-0341-09/11/12/13)
As an Administrative officer, you will be responsible for providing guidance and assistance to Bureau staff in Washington and in the field on a wide-range of administrative services, to include space management, procurement of supplies and equipment, human resources, performance management, and security.
Management and Program Analyst (GS-0343-09/11/12/13)
As a Management and Program Analyst, your duties may vary depending on the bureau or independent office that selects you and the type of position they would like to offer. In our regional bureaus, Management and Program Analysts serve as junior Desk Officers learning more about the different social, cultural, and economic influences that impact the overall objectives and strategies designed for a nation. While in our functional bureaus and independent offices, Management and Analysts serve as more business analysts/consultants and study different business processes to find ways to make them more efficient.
Budget Analyst (GS-0560-09/11/12/13)
As a Budget Analyst, you will analyze budget requests and recommendations from USAID and Department of State missions and bureaus, develop options and recommendations for program budget requests and program budget allocations for the USAID Administrator, and report on and analyse program budget execution.
Health Science Specialist (GS-0601-13)
As a Health Science Specialist, you will provide technical expertise on health science programs for the Agency. You will advise field Missions, country or regional programs, and cooperating agencies in the application of health science strategic information and data use strategies; generate policy recommendations, interventions, and Agency mechanisms, which will support effective programming, data collection and use for decision-making and program improvement; and participate as a presenter in national and international seminars and symposia relating to fields of expertise in health programs and management.
Public Health Advisor (GS-0685-13)
As a Public Health Advisor, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance, disseminating information, managing regional projects/activities, and performing research on selected health development issues. You will provide technical advice on country health issues; assist USAID Missions with the design and implementation of health programs, health strategies, and health program evaluations; and monitor country progress in meeting stated health program objectives, and Bureau, Agency, and Department of State health policy papers.
Contract Specialist (GS-1102-09/11/12/13)
As a Contract Specialist, you will negotiate the procurement of products and services under a variety of contract/assistance mechanisms; assist in procurement planning activities such as preparing and maintaining current acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts, and related schedules and keeping management informed of anticipated workload demands or problems; participate in the evaluation of offers, negotiations, contract award, and contract administration in support of cognizant Contracting Officer (CO)
Information Technology (IT) Specialist (GS-2210-09/11/12/13)
As an IT Specialist, you will perform or provide contractor oversight for the full range of IT system security, including, but not limited to: assessment of the effectiveness of the IT security system
and/or the security of privacy information within IT systems; evaluation and investigation of IT security incidents; employee awareness training; and policy assessment and implementation.
Occasional travel - Travel will vary depending on the needs of each individual Bureau or Independent Office; however, travel usually does not exceed 25% of the incumbent's time.
Varies - Promotion potential will vary depending on the specific for which position you are being considered. This advertisement is being used to seek expressions of interest from eligible applicants.
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